On behalf of the Mammoth Times staff, we welcome you to our home. We use the term "home" because the character of the Eastern Sierra's restaurants has been built on the genuine hospitality you would receive in any one of our homes.
Variety is the spice of dining in the Eastern Sierra. Restaurant owners are aware of the discerning nature of the modern vacationer, particularly when it comes to tastes and budgets. Thanks to the input of millions of winter and summer visitors (and to websites such as Yelp), the food and beverage businesses are prepared to serve you better than ever before, from continental cuisine to egalitarian burgers and fries.
Our year-round resort offers countless adventures. Ski, ride, play golf, hike, and shop to your heart's content, pop into a cozy café or pub to refresh yourself, then end your day with a visit to the spa, art gallery, or movie theater. Don't miss the vibrant aprés scene, where it's a prerequisite to socialize in your ski boots until the sun dips below the mountains.
If you are a foodie, settle in for an unforgettable evening of sumptuous food and wine pairings, chat with your server about the local cuisine, and meet the chef who exquisitely prepared your meal.
To start the day, several breakfast houses offer basic bacon and eggs, pancakes and omelets, or special treats like smoked pork chops and eggs Monterey. Hamburgers, sandwiches, French fries, onion rings, juicy char-broiled steaks, tender prime rib, fresh seafood, salads and potatoes prepared in a variety of ways are presented for lunch and dinner in appealing and mouth-watering styles.
After dinner, dancing and socializing at one of the friendly bars or lounges can top off a great day of winter or summer fun. Entertainment ranges from excellent live bands, to dynamic disco music or relaxing, easy-listening jazz. For sports buffs, there are several drinking establishments that have big-screen presentations of current athletic events and contemporary ski videos.
Within this website, you will find a guide to Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra's hospitality and diverse dining establishments. After publishing our Sierra Menus publication for the past 13 years, we've decided to take a different route this year. In addition to providing menus (or a sampling of a menu) in print, we've also highlighted the restaurants themselves-their history, their specialties, their quirks, their chefs, and/or their owners-and created this website.
If you are a seasoned visitor to the Eastern Sierra, you will find that some of your favorite places are still here. While keeping their successful fare, these eateries have added new and exciting items for you to try.
You also will find several new restaurants and bars listed in our Sierra Menus, an indication of the growing popularity of the Eastern Sierra as a vacationer's paradise.
Chefs from around the world have settled in the area, bringing a variety of culinary creations to the discriminating vacationer. Skilled bakers, knowledgeable bartenders, enthusiastic waiters and waitresses and dedicated restaurant owners are prepared to make your dining and drinking experience comfortable and pleasurable.
The goal of our Sierra Menus-in print and online-is to assist you in selecting and locating the eating and drinking establishments that best suit your budget and taste.
Search restaurants by type of cuisine, type of dining, meals served, or entertainment, among many other options. Download menus right to your computer, smart phone or tablet, or visit the restaurants' websites for more information.
While you're out exploring the many options offered, be sure to take the time to speak with your host or server. Ask as many questions as you like and experience their passion firsthand.
You will soon come to understand why we call the Eastern Sierra home.